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People smugglers 'target Eritrean asylum seekers'

Date: 26.8.13 Source: SBS
An SBS investigation has found asylum-seekers from Eritrea, in the Horn of Africa, are paying people-smugglers thousands of dollars to get them to Australia

Asylum seekers: We beg the Israeli government – protect us

Date: 28.7.13 Source: Ynet
Eritrean refugees hold press conference in protest of 'willful emigration' directive, allegedly allowing detained asylum seekers to leave voluntarily. 'In Israel they call it willful emigration, but with no alternative, there is nothing willful about it. To deport us to Eritrea is to sentence us to death,' migrant say. By Omri Efraim

Eritrean asylum seekers call for end to 'voluntary' deportations

Date: 28.7.13 Source: The Jerusalem Post
Migrants say prisoners in Israeli detention centers were extorted for their agreement to "voluntarily" return to Eritrea. By BEN HARTMAN

Asylum Seekers Struggle to Survive Under Israeli Restrictions

Date: 24.6.13 Source: IPS
“[A refugee] doesn’t have family here. He doesn’t have community support. He doesn’t have any money from the government. He has nothing. So he’s ready to work 15 hours a day,” explained Orit Marom, advocacy coordinator at the Aid Organisation for Refugees and Asylum-seekers in Israel (ASSAF). By Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

PHOTOS: Tel Aviv marks World Refugee Day with music, theater

Date: 24.6.13 Source: 972MAGAZINE
Since 2001, June 20th is celebrated globally as World Refugee Day. In Israel, there are 55,000 asylum seekers, mainly from Eritrea and Sudan, two of the main source countries for refugees worldwide, a new UN report shows. Text by: Yotam Gidron

Unpromised Land

Date: 20.6.13 Source: PBS
60,000 African migrants sought refuge in Israel. Many found hostility, resentment and a one-way ticket to prison. They are Israel's new unwanted. BY. P.J. TOBIA

Escape From An Eritrean Prison

Date: 19.5.13 Source: NPR
A video interview with Kidanne Issac, an Eritrean asylum seeker in Israel


Date: 1.1.13 Source: UNHCR

Report of UNHCR on Eritrean asylum-seekers throughout the world, the reasons for their flight from Eritrea and recommendation   to examine their situation and grant refugee status. Written in 2009 (in English)

Israel: No Place to Go

Date: 13.11.12 Source: AlJazeera
Can Isayas help protect fellow African refugees in Israel from violence, discrimination and an uncertain future?


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